Beginning Farmer & Rancher News

Grants available in New York for new and military veteran farmers

New York's Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that $1.25 million in funding is available through two grant programs designed to assist new and military veteran farmers across the state. The New Farmers Grant Fund helps new and early-stage farmers, and the New York State Veterans Farmer Grant Fund supports farms owned and operated by military veterans.

Women’s Learning Circle Spotlight: Erin Schoenberg’s philosophy is that nutrition starts in the soil

Erin Schoenberg, and business partner, Margaret Milligan, used their knowledge of growing produce, vegetables, and herbs to launch their business, The Darlin’ Reds.

Located northwest of Lincoln, Nebraska, the small, diverse vegetable farm provides healthy, fresh, and clean produce to a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), local restaurants, and grocery stores.

Staff member featured in 2018 Farmer’s Almanac

Center for Rural Affairs project organizer, Kirstin Bailey, is featured in The 2018 Old Farmer’s Almanac. Bailey was contacted to take part in their “Special Report: Faces of Farming,” a compilation of input from farmers and growers throughout America.

The answers Bailey and her fellow farmers provided spoke to both changes underfoot and timeless traditions.

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